BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team completes two days of testing at Misano.

BMW:BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team completes two days of testing at Misano.

Misano Adriatico. Before heading to the sixth round of the
2019 FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) at Jerez de la
Frontera (ESP), the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team completed two days of
testing at Misano, Italy. The team used the Wednesday and Thursday
test to evaluate new components for the BMW S 1000 RR Superbikes of
riders Tom Sykes (GBR) and Markus Reiterberger (GER).


BMW Motorrad Motorsport took further development updates in the
software and chassis areas to Misano, including a new triple clamp.
Despite the weather not being ideal, with rain limiting track time,
the team made further progress. In addition, the rain enabled the BMW
Motorrad WorldSBK Team to gather important information in wet
conditions. Next week, the team will travel to Jerez de la Frontera,
where round six will be held from 7th to 9th June.

Quotes after the Misano test.

Tom Sykes: “Certainly, the entire BMW Motorrad
WorldSBK Team has done a good job. We had quite a lot of fundamental
items to get through. The weather gave us some limitations in track
time but I feel we had a very structured plan considering. We’ve
worked through various things and gained a lot of valuable information
that we can use to move forward. I was ultimately happy with the
information and what it gives us in terms of feeling with the BMW S
1000 RR on this track. Certainly, the mixed conditions and the kind of
lack of surface grip gave us the chance to test different parameters
of the bike. So overall I think it has been a successful test and an
important one at this point of the season considering it’s a new
project so we will see now how we will line-up going into the next race.”

Markus Reiterberger: “Wednesday was a very
interesting day for us as it was our first day with the new BMW S 1000
RR in fully wet conditions. I actually enjoyed that a lot. I had a lot
of fun racing the bike in the rain. We made a big step forward in the
electronics area that enabled me to do really fast lap times in the
wet. It was very important for us to get an understanding for how to
set up the bike for these conditions. In dry conditions, we still have
some work to do but we’ve made another step in the right direction. We
tested some different settings and some new parts. Overall, I’m happy
with the test, we will now continue to work hard and give our best.”

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Flagship for future technology: the MINI Electric is ready for take-off.

BMW:Flagship for future technology: the MINI Electric is ready for take-off.

Video clip in hallmark brand style showcases the fully electrically
powered MINI Cooper SE as a “muscle car” taking on the role of an
aircraft tug at Frankfurt airport – First purely electrically powered
model made by the British premium manufacturer is to be produced at
the MINI plant in Oxford starting in November 2019 – Vehicle
represents further proof point of the BMW Group’s electrification strategy. 

Munich. Noiseless, emissions-free but very powerful:
the MINI Electric will soon enrich the experience of locally
emissions-free mobility with the addition of unique driving fun and
the individual flair that is so typical of the British premium brand.
The recent “testing programme” for the first purely electrically
powered MINI was equally unconventional: on a foray to Frankfurt
airport, a close-to-series prototype of the new model demonstrated
just what electromobility in the style of MINI is capable of setting
in motion. The MINI Cooper SE slipped straight into the role of an
aircraft tug, setting off to the loading point towing a Boeing 777F
freight aircraft with an unladen weight of some 150 tons. The unusual
hook-up was filmed in a video clip. Created collaboratively by the BMW
Group and Lufthansa Cargo, the 45-second commercial shows the MINI
Cooper SE as a “muscle car” pulling the significantly larger and
heavier transport aircraft across the airfield. The clip marks the
start of a number of social media videos portraying the MINI Cooper SE
in an exciting and entertaining manner. The videos, which will be
published in the lead up to its market introduction, will link various
topics of the BMW Group to be brought together.”

The MINI Cooper SE will go into serial production at the British
plant in Oxford as of November 2019. It is based on the MINI 3 door
and combines locally emissions-free driving with the brand’s
characteristic go-kart feeling, premium quality and expressive design.
As such, the MINI Electric offers a new type of sustainable mobility
defined by driving fun and individuality, reflecting consistent
implementation of the BMW Group’s electrification strategy. After the
BMW i3 it is the second purely electrically powered model within the
company’s premium automobile portfolio. Having been the epitome of
thrilling mobility in the urban environment for 60 years, the MINI
brand will in future combine locally emissions-free driving in city
traffic with a unique emotional experience. In this way, the MINI
Electric will be a driving force for future drive technology. Helping
the MINI Cooper SE perform its muscle car role, the performance
characteristics of the electric motor combine spontaneous power
delivery with a high level of torque available directly from standing.
The ongoing expansion of the range of vehicles with electrified drive
across its various brands and segments is one of the key areas via
which the BMW Group is shaping the mobility of the future based on its
corporate strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT.

With its spectacular show of strength at Frankfurt airport, the MINI
Cooper SE prototype hooked up with an aircraft that already had an
important role to play in the presentation of innovative BMW Group
vehicle and technology concepts several months ago. Last September,
the long-haul transport aircraft provided the setting for a rather
special vehicle showcase – namely that of the BMW Vision iNEXT World
Flight. Over a period of five days, media representatives were given
the opportunity to view the BMW Group’s latest vision vehicle at the
five venues in Munich, New York, San Francisco and Peking. In
preparation for this, Lufthansa Cargo and BMW Group trade fair
construction specialists converted the most efficient freight aircraft
of its class into an exclusive, airworthy presentation platform for
the BMW Vision iNEXT. This vision vehicle stands as a symbol for the
BMW Group’s pool of future technologies and innovations that is used
for all the company’s brands. The serial production vehicle model
based on the vision model will be produced at the BMW Group plant in
Dingolfing from 2021 onwards as the latest BMW Group technology
flagship, featuring numerous innovations from the future-oriented
areas of D-ACES (Design – Automated Driving, Connectivity,
Electrification and Services).

In case of queries please contact:
BMW Group Press and PR

Sylvia Heydt, Communication MINI
Tel.: +49-89-382-23522; E-mail:

Andreas Lampka, Head of Communication MINI
+49-89-382-23662; E-mail:

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad,
the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of
automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and
mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 30
production and assembly facilities in 14 countries; the company has a
global sales network in more than 140 countries.
In 2018, the BMW
Group sold over 2,490,000 passenger vehicles and more than 165,000
motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year
2018 was € 9.815 billion on revenues amounting to € 97.480 billion. As
of 31 December 2018, the BMW Group had a workforce of 134,682
The success of the BMW Group has always been based on
long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore
established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value
chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.


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The countdown has begun: six BMW M6 GT3s and competitive drivers want to record top results in the ‘Green Hell’.

BMW:The countdown has begun: six BMW M6 GT3s and competitive drivers want to record top results in the ‘Green Hell’.

Munich. BMW teams are looking forward to one of the major
highlights of the endurance season on
22nd/23rd June 2019: the 24-hour race at the
Nürburgring (GER). Four teams, with a total of six BMW M6 GT3s, will
be in pursuit of the 20th overall win for BMW in the
‘Green Hell’. Numerous BMW works drivers will be competing.

ROWE Racing and Walkenhorst Motorsport are each fielding two BMW M6
GT3s, while BMW Team Schnitzer and FALKEN Motorsports are competing
with one car each. The BMW works driver line-up includes drivers from
the works programmes in the DTM, the FIA World Endurance Championship
(WEC) and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IMSA Series).
The competing BMW teams used the races in the VLN Endurance
Championship Nürburgring and the 6-hour qualification race on
19th May 2019 for some intensive preparation ahead of the
highlight of the season on the Nordschleife. A BMW M6 GT3 topped the
final standings in the VLN season-opener and at the qualification race.

“The 20th overall win at the Nürburgring 24-hour race is
one of our major objectives this endurance season,” said BMW Group
Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “We have come close in recent
years but always seemed to need a little bit more luck. So, one could
say that we have a score to settle with the ‘Green Hell’. The BMW M6
GT3 has already proved on more than one occasion that it can win
24-hour races. That is also true for our teams. We are aiming for
victory, even if you can never predict the outcome of a 24-hour race,
particularly on the Nordschleife. But you can ensure that you prepare
as best you can – and that is what we have done. All our drivers have
participated as often as possible in the preparation races. Also our
IMSA drivers from the USA have travelled to the Nordschleife for this.
There are, however, also factors that we cannot influence. We, our BMW
teams and drivers are looking forward to take on the ‘Green Hell’
challenge again.”

Overview of BMW teams and drivers for the 24 Hours Nürburgring:

ROWE Racing, #98 BMW M6 GT3:

  • Philipp Eng (AUT)
  • Connor De Phillippi (USA)
  • Tom Blomqvist (GBR)
  • Mikkel Jensen (DEN)

ROWE Racing, #99 BMW M6 GT3:

  • Nick Catsburg (NED)
  • John Edwards (USA)
  • Jesse Krohn (FIN)
  • Marco Wittmann (GER)

BMW Team Schnitzer, #42 BMW M6 GT3:

  • Augusto Farfus (BRA)
  • Timo Scheider (GER)
  • Martin Tomczyk (GER)
  • Sheldon van der Linde (RSA)

Walkenhorst Motorsport, #100 BMW M6 GT3:

  • Henry Walkenhorst (GER)
  • Andreas Ziegler (GER)
  • Jörn Schmidt-Staade (GER)
  • Jordan Tresson (FRA)

Walkenhorst Motorsport, #101 BMW M6 GT3:

  • Nick Yelloly (GBR)
  • Christian Krognes (NOR)
  • David Pittard (GBR)
  • Lucas Ordonez (ESP)

FALKEN Motorsports, #33 BMW M6 GT3:

  • Jens Klingmann (GER)
  • Stef Dusseldorp (NED)
  • Peter Dumbreck (GBR)
  • Alexandre Imperatori (SUI)

Original Press Release

Premiere of “SYNC”, an installation created by Daan Roosegaarde, inspired by the BMW Vision iNEXT. BMW and Daan Roosegaarde present new design collaboration during Art Basel.

BMW:Premiere of “SYNC”, an installation created by Daan Roosegaarde, inspired by the BMW Vision iNEXT. BMW and Daan Roosegaarde present new design collaboration during Art Basel.

Basel. From June 13 to 16, 2019, Art Basel brings the
international artworld together, showing a wide range of works by
emerging and established artists, represented by 290 of the leading
galleries worldwide. As a long-standing global partner of the shows in
Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong, BMW together with Studio Roosegaarde
invites visitors to experience “SYNC” showing the beauty of
connectivity- an immersive installation inspired by BMW Vision iNEXT
addressing the impact of human-centred design on space.

“SYNC” – step into the future

The BMW Vision iNEXT symbolises a new era of driving pleasure by
providing insights into the future of personal mobility, which
revolves more than ever before around people, our emotions, needs and
preferences. The vision vehicle is a harmonious balance between
futuristic technology and modern living space. Providing revealing
answers to the question: “What does a vehicle look like that no longer
needs to be driven by a person but can be if desired?” The combination
of completely novel interior design using shy-tech and autonomous
driving, inspired Daan Roosegaarde to translate its core messages –
interior design, interaction and connectivity between humans, vehicles
and their surroundings in order to flawlessly navigate in cities –
into “SYNC”.

“When I was a boy I never stayed inside, I always went outside.
Playing in nature of the Netherlands, I was so used to personalizing
and customizing the world around me; building tree-huts, looking at
the flow of wandering ants, exploring new worlds” said artist
Daan Roosegaarde. “For me this is the essence of
design; to create landscapes to which you feel connected, with your
mind, your body, with each other.”

“SYNC” is a combination of a flexible membrane, light and music. The
soundscape was specially composed by the duo Tale Of Us (Carmine Conte
and Matteo Milleri). By stepping into the immersive installation each
visitor creates through his physical presence a unique space shown by
changing light. The more people experience the space, the more
different it connects and transforms into a collective moment.

“Collaborations with designers and artists are a very valuable source
of inspiration for me and my team.  The creative exchange with Daan
Roosegaarde and his approach encouraged us to research and experiment
new forms of interaction. SYNC is an emotional approach to the
integration of high tech, which we have called ‘Shy-Tech’ in our BMW
Vision iNEXT.” Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior
Vice President BMW Group Design
, about Studio Roosegaarde’s
creative approach of transforming human-centred design into an art installation.

 “SYNC” not only demonstrates the individual impact on space; its
goal is to illustrate how essential human interaction is for our
sustainable future. The starting line for the design collaboration
between Studio Roosegaarde and the BMW i Design team were inspiring
dialogues about the opportunities and challenges of autonomous
driving. The installation is open to public Thursday, June 13 –
Saturday, June 15 starting 10 am until 8 pm as well as Sunday, June 16
starting 10 am until 6 pm at Voltahalle, Voltastraße 27, 4056 Basel.

June 11, 2019 07.30 PM

BMW Reception

In the evening of Tuesday, June 11BMW will host a cocktail reception
at Voltahalle. Art Basel,
Daan Roosegaarde and BMW will present “SYNC”.

BMW Art Journey

That evening BMW and Art Basel are delighted to also announce the
next winner of the BMW Art Journey, a joint
initiative founded in 2015. The nominees are: Clarissa Tossin,
represented by Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, Lu Yang,
represented by Société, Berlin, and Shen Xin, represented by MadeIn
Gallery, Shanghai.



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The new BMW X1.

BMW:The new BMW X1.

Bold, sporty, visually striking, the new BMW X1 (fuel consumption
combined: 6.8 – 4.1 l/100 km [41.5 – 68.9 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions
combined: 155 – 107 g/km*) adds another chapter to the Sports Activity
Vehicle’s ongoing success story.

The new model update makes the BMW X1 an even more desirable
proposition. Key to its increased appeal are pronounced design
revisions, a high level of versatility and a host of cutting-edge
equipment features. Beneath the surface, meanwhile, powerful yet
extremely efficient three- and four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo
engines and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive are indicative
of the driving pleasure on tap in the latest X1.

The design: eye-catching and sporty.

The current BMW X1 wasted no time post-launch in winning over
customers with its distinctive design. And the model update ensures
the compact Sports Activity Vehicle now cuts an even more handsome figure.

The X1’s new look is immediately clear, with the most prominent
revisions found at the front and rear. Each of the model variants –
from the base BMW X1 to xLine, Sport Line and M Sport – has been given
a standalone visual presence tailored precisely to its character
profile. The BMW X1 M Sport is a particularly athletic-looking option,
courtesy not least of lowered M Sport suspension, BMW Individual
High-gloss Shadow Line trim with extended features (est. available
from 11/19) and the M Aerodynamics package.

The new BMW X1 exudes a more dominant, imposing aura at the front
end, in particular. Here, a larger BMW grille – the kidneys now
merging in the centre – links up with new Adaptive LED headlights
including sharper light iconography and a bumper with integrated LED
foglamps and larger air intakes. The rear end of the X1 also houses
new stylistic features. For example, the new inlay in the body-colour
rear apron adopts the car’s main body colour. This new feature is
included as standard and lends the rear end of the BMW X1 an even
stronger sense of inherent class and coherence.

Another highlight can be found on the driver’s-side exterior mirror,
which projects a two-tone LED “X1” image when the car is unlocked.
This is far from just a visual trick; it also makes getting into and
out of the BMW X1 that much easier.

The attractive new design of the X1 is further enhanced by three new
exterior colours – Jucaro Beige metallic, Misano Blue metallic
(exclusively for the M Sport model) and the ultra-exclusive BMW
Individual Storm Bay metallic – and four new wheel designs.

The driving experience: powerful and efficient.

The model update is also an exercise in future-proofing for the
BMW X1. At launch in summer 2019, all the petrol and diesel engines
will meet the EU6d‑temp exhaust emissions standard; the BMW X1
sDrive16d and BMW X1 xDrive25d already fulfil the EU6d norm. The power
generated by the efficient yet sporty three- and four-cylinder engines
is translated – via BMW xDrive intelligent all‑wheel drive or a
cutting-edge front-wheel-drive configuration, depending on the model
variant – into dynamic performance on the road and supreme driving
pleasure over rough terrain.

The BMW X1 sDrive16d, available with either a manual six-speed
gearbox or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, is particularly
efficient. In manual guise, the combined fuel consumption of the 85 kW
(116 hp) model is just 4.4 – 4.1 l/100 km (64.2 – 68.9 mpg imp), while
CO2 emissions stand at a combined 116 – 107 g/km*. If the
seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is specified, the figures are 4.4
– 4.2 l/100 km (64.2 – 67.3 mpg imp) and 116 – 109 g CO2/km.*

Majoring on sports performance is the BMW X1 xDrive25d (fuel
consumption combined: 5.2 – 4.9 l/100 km [54.3 – 57.7 mpg imp];
CO2 emissions combined: 136 – 128 g/km*), which develops maximum
output of 170 kW (231 hp) and torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft).
Whatever the situation, the xDrive25d radiates BMW’s signature driving
pleasure. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a rapid 6.6 seconds. 

The BMW X1 xDrive25i is one of the top-performing models in the range
in terms of dynamics. Its 170 kW (231 hp) engine teams up
with the precise eight-speed Steptronic transmission to propel the
car down the road with unbridled vigour. It epitomises the
multi-faceted sporting ability which distinguishes all BMW X1 models.
The xDrive25i races from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.5 seconds.
Combined fuel consumption comes in at 6.8 – 6.3 l/100 km (41.5 –
44.8 mpg imp), combined CO2 emissions are 155 – 144 g/km*.

The updated BMW X1 line-up now comprises 16 engine/transmission
combinations, ensuring all customers have a wealth of possibilities
from which to choose.

The suspension technology of the BMW X1 provides all models with the
fleet-footed agility familiar to customers, delivers precisely
controllable handling and imbues the car with sublime overall
dynamics. The xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system available for
many of the models in the range splits drive torque between the front
and rear axles to suit the situation at hand. The result is a
combination of supreme traction, excellent directional stability and
dynamic élan in all weather and road conditions.

Under starter’s orders: the BMW X1 xDrive25e.

The impressive efficiency of the petrol and diesel versions
offered for the new BMW X1 merely whets the appetite for the arrival
of the first BMW X1 with plug-in hybrid drive system. The debut of the
new model next year will see BMW stepping up the electrification of
its vehicle line-up once again. The BMW X1 xDrive25e (petrol
consumption combined: from 2.0 l/100 km [141.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions
combined: from 43 g/km**) – due to enter production in March 2020 – is
fitted with the latest, fourth-generation BMW battery technology,
which gives the battery a gross energy content of 9.7 kWh. As a
result, the plug-in-hybrid BMW X1 can cover more than 50 km** (31
miles) on electric power alone.

Equipment: versatility and connectivity.

So the driving qualities of the BMW X1 on the road are hugely
persuasive – and the same goes for the versatility of its interior.
Advanced technology joins forces with generous levels of space and
countless smart and functionally adept solutions.

The high quality standards of the BMW X1 are evident, for example, in
the new contrast stitching on the instrument panel, which is black on
its upper section and adopts the colour of the interior upholstery
lower down. The contrast stitching is available for the xLine, Sport
Line and M Sport models. In these variants of the X1, the floor mats
also gain coloured edging and contrast stitching for the edging. The
BMW X1 can also be ordered with a choice of three new upholstery variants.

One of the highlights of the BMW X1 interior is the Control Display.
A centrally mounted 6.5-inch screen is included as standard. If a
navigation system is specified, either an 8.8-inch or the new
10.25-inch Touch Control Display – which can be operated using the BMW
iDrive Controller, voice control or touchscreen technology – comes as
part of the package.

The Control Display represents the ideal platform on which to explore
the BMW X1’s richly varied infotainment offering and access the
digital services from BMW ConnectedDrive. The latest versions of these
are available as an option in the BMW X1.

The remarkable versatility of the BMW X1 is not confined to all
things digital; its interior can also be adapted to individual
requirements. For example, the rear seats can be folded down in three
sections (40:20:40) and, as an option, slide forward by up to 13 cm.
Options such as automatic tailgate operation and Comfort Access –
which team up to enable hands-free tailgate opening and closing –
raise convenience levels another notch.

BMW X1 fuel consumption combined: 6.8 – 4.1 l/100 km
[41.5 – 68.9 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 155 – 107 g/km

BMW X1 sDrive16d fuel consumption combined: 4.4 – 4.1
l/100 km [64.2 – 68.9 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 116 – 107 g/km
(manual guise)

BMW X1 sDrive16d fuel consumption combined: 4.4 – 4.2
l/100 km [64.2 – 67.3 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 116 – 109 g/km
(dual-clutch transmission)

BMW X1 xDrive25d fuel consumption combined: 5.2 – 4.9
l/100 km [54.3 – 57.7 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 136 – 128 g/km

BMW X1 xDrive25i fuel consumption combined: 6.8 – 6.3
l/100 km [41.5 – 44.8 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 155 – 144 g/km 

BMW X1 xDrive25e petrol consumption combined: from
2.0 l/100 km [141.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: from 43 g/km

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Specifications of the BMW X1, valid from 07/2019.

BMW:Specifications of the BMW X1, valid from 07/2019.

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Specifications of the BMW X1, valid from 07/2019.

Updated emission figures as of 07/2019.

The values are already based on the test cycle according to
the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent
values in order to allow a comparison between vehicles.

Please find attached the specifications of the BMW 8 Series Coupe,
valid from 07/2019.

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CO2 emission information.

The following applies to consumption figures for vehicles with new type approval, September 2017 onward: The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption are obtained in accordance with the specified measuring procedure (EC Regulation No. 715/2007), as issued and amended. The figures are for a basic-version vehicle in Germany. The bandwidths allow for differences in the choice of wheel and tire sizes and items of optional equipment and can be changed by the configuration.

Obtained on the basis of the new “Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure” (WLTP), the figures are converted back to the “New European Driving Cycle” (NEDC) for the sake of comparability. Values other than those stated here may be used for the purposes of taxation and for other vehicle-related duties relating to CO2 emissions.

More information about official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be obtained from the “guideline on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and current consumption of new passenger cars”, available here:

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Distinctive, high-quality and homogeneous: the Curved Display in the BMW iNEXT.

BMW:Distinctive, high-quality and homogeneous: the Curved Display in the BMW iNEXT.

Munich. The driver-oriented arrangement of display
and control elements has been one of the hallmark features of BMW
model interiors for decades. The next generation of fully digital
display will be seen in the BMW iNEXT, which is due to be produced as
the premium automobile manufacturer’s technology flagship from 2021
onwards. In the new Curved Display featured in the BMW iNEXT,
information and control display areas are merged to create a single
unit that is curved towards the driver. This integrated unit geared
towards the driver optimises the visualisation of information and
facilitates intuitive touch control.

The traditional driver orientation of cockpit design was recently
optimised further with the current BMW Live Cockpit Professional.
Here, the clear structure and uniform presentation of extensively
customisable content on the fully digital instrument panel and Control
Display ensure the driver always has the right information at the
right time. The next step on from this now follows with the Curved
Display in the BMW iNEXT. It features a curvature that is geared
towards the driver. The single-section display surface creates a
particularly harmonious effect, lending additional visual emphasis to
the ergonomically optimised controls.

“The curved, single-section display is the central control element
and represents the modern interpretation of driver orientation. It
occupies a dominant central position in a highly iconic display
structure that provides a highly distinctive display experience,”
explains Domagoj Dukec, Head of BMW Design. “The Curved Display is set
in high-quality materials and is virtually freely suspended on the
instrument panel. This makes it a key element in terms of the modern,
luxurious and generous sense of space in the BMW iNEXT.”

The Curved Display is positioned in such a way that vehicle occupants
cannot see its connection to the instrument panel. This means it
conveys a particularly striking sense of lightness. The distinctive,
high-quality design of the Curved Display draws its inspiration from
modern consumer electronics technology, with the curved display
element itself being held in place by an extremely slim magnesium
bracket. The sophisticated display technology with non-reflecting
glass also does without a hood for shading purposes, thereby giving
the cockpit area a particularly tidy and uncongested look.

“The Curved Display in the BMW iNEXT takes us to the next level of
driver-oriented controls,” says Robert Irlinger, Head of BMW i. “The
new display unit enables intuitive, natural and ergonomically perfect
use of the touch function.”

As such, the shape and arrangement of the Curved Display represents a
ground-breaking interpretation of the driver orientation that is
characteristic of BMW. At the same time, the Control Display area
remains clearly visible and accessible to the front passenger, too.
Depending on the situation and individual preferences, individual
display content items can be shifted back and forth between the
Control Display area in the driver’s direct field of vision and the
area that can be used by the front passenger.

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2019 BMW TrackMan Open: Global tournament format is even more appealing.

BMW:2019 BMW TrackMan Open: Global tournament format is even more appealing.

  • Partnership between BMW and TrackMan enters its second season.
  • Global digital golf tournament, in which amateurs can
    compete against the best players in the world, becomes more
    compact and even more interesting.
  • From 1st June to 30th September, a TrackMan allows anyone
    anywhere, and at any time, to enter the competition, which
    features a prize purse of 100,000 US dollars, in three categories.
  • New monthly prize categories.
  • The best amateurs will each receive two week passes for the
    2020 Ryder Cup with Worldwide Partner BMW.


Munich. Last season, around 5,400 golfers across the globe got
involved in the first ever BMW TrackMan Open. As a result of the
huge success of this innovative format, which anchors golf more
firmly in the digital age and among a younger target audience, the
partnership was extended. This year, BMW and TrackMan, manufacturer
of a compact device for data analysis and evaluating golf shots,
will once again enable any amateur or pro around the world to take
part in the BMW TrackMan Open in real time, and to take on the best
players on the planet.

“The cooperation between BMW and TrackMan on the development of the
digital golf tournament BMW TrackMan Open was a resounding success
last year, which highlighted the technological leadership of both
companies in their segment,” said Jörn Plinke, Head of BMW Golfsport
Marketing. “We managed to expand the global BMW Golfsport commitment
with a young, digital, future-oriented format, which we are continuing
and developing further in the current season. We are confident that
the 2019 BMW TrackMan Open will enjoy another excellent reception and
we wish everyone taking part plenty of fun and success with the
innovative integration of training and competition.”

The TrackMan is – usually, on the driving range – placed behind the
player and, using camera shots and radar technology, accurately
records such data as distance, club head speed and attack angle for
each golf shot. As such, it is a valuable analysis and training tool.
To enter the BMW TrackMan Open, participants must simply run the
“TrackMan Combine Test” – which comprises 60 shots to ten virtual
targets. Depending on the accuracy of the shots, a total score of
between 0 and 100 points is calculated and transferred to a live
leader board. The competition is open to anyone interested, anywhere
in the world, and is held in three classes: one competition for women
only, an open category, and a target prize, in which only a certain
distance will be classified each month.

“We are very excited to start the second year of the BMW TrackMan
Open. It provides golfers at all skill levels around the world with
the opportunity to practice with a purpose,” said Klaus
Eldrup-Jørgensen, CEO and Co-Founder of TrackMan. “This year’s
addition, the new target prize will broaden the potential winners
circle significantly. With our shared passion for innovation and
technology, we couldn’t have chosen a better partner than BMW for this project.”

The overall winners of the 2019 BMW TrackMan Open will receive US$
50,000 (Open category) or US$ 20,000 (Women), the best amateurs will
each receive two week passes for the 2020 Ryder Cup.

For more information and the leader boards, see Furthermore, reports on the
tournament will be featured on the social media channels of BMW
Golfsport and TrackMan, with the hashtags #bmwtrackmanopen and #DRIVENBYPASSION.

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BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: Podium finishes in Great Britain and Brazil.

BMW:BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: Podium finishes in Great Britain and Brazil.

British Superbike Championship: Alex Olsen continues series of
podiums in the Superstock class.

The third event of the 2019 British Superbike Championship (BSB)
season at Donington Park (GBR) included a triple-header with plenty of
racing action. This time, there were three races in the Superbike
class (BSB SBK) instead of two – one on Saturday and two on Sunday.
Christian Iddon (GBR / Tyco BMW Motorrad) was the best-placed BMW
rider in race one. He secured seventh place on his new BMW S 1000 RR,
closely followed by team-mate Keith Farmer (GBR) in eighth position.
Peter Hickman (GBR / Smiths Racing) crossed the line in tenth place.
Race two on Sunday had to be stopped after 18 laps due to rain. Iddon
was classified in sixth place, Hickman in ninth and Farmer in tenth.
Conditions had largely dried out in time for the third race. Iddon
once again claimed sixth place, with Hickman following in seventh.
Farmer retired after a fall.

The Superstock class (BSB STK) also boasted a packed schedule. A
two-part marathon race took place on Saturday, with another race on
Sunday. Alex Olsen (GBR) continued his series of podiums on the Team
IMR RR. Olsen claimed second and third positions in the two parts of
the marathon race. In Sunday’s race, he once again crossed the line in
third place. Taylor Mackenzie (GBR / Bathams Racing) finished in
fifth, seventh and fourth positions.


Spanish Superbike Championship: Pole position for Carmelo Morales.

The second event of the 2019 Spanish Superbike Championship (ESBK)
season took place at the weekend, at the “Circuit de Catalunya” near
Barcelona (ESP). In qualifying on Saturday, defending champion and BMW
racer Carmelo Morales (ESP / BMW easyRace Team) secured pole position
on his BMW S 1000 RR. Morales finished fourth in Sunday’s race. Fellow
BMW rider Marcos Solorza (ARG / Castromaroto Racing) finished the race
in eleventh position.

SuperBike Brasil: Alex Barros back on the podium.

In the third race of the SuperBike Brasil 2019 (BR SBK) at Interlagos
(BRA), BMW racer Alex Barros (BRA / Alex Barros Racing) recorded his
second podium finish of the season. The experienced rider claimed
second spot on the rostrum on his BMW S 1000 RR. Danilo Lewis (BRA)
from the Tecfil Havoline Racing Team crossed the line in sixth place.
Rodrigo Dazzi (BRA / ELLO Racing) was right behind in seventh position.

All Japan Road Race Championship: Third round of the season at Sugo.

The third round of the 2019 season in the All Japan Road Race
Championship (JP SBK) took place at Sugo, Japan. The schedule included
another two races in the Superbike class. BMW rider Hoshino Tomoya
(JPN / TONE RT SYNCEDGE 4413) finished both races in 16th position.

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M Performance Parts for the new BMW 1 Series already available at market launch.

BMW:M Performance Parts for the new BMW 1 Series already available at market launch.

Munich. With its modern suspension, innovative
technologies and powerful engines, the new BMW 1 Series (fuel
consumption combined: 7.1 – 3.8 l/100 km [39.8 – 74.3 mpg imp];
CO2 emissions combined: 162 – 100 g/km*) sets a new
benchmark in the premium compact class in terms of driving dynamics.
As such, the distinctive character and outstanding agility of the
third engine generation ensures an unmistakable sporty driving
experience ex works. However, this can be intensified even further: as
soon after the market launch of the new BMW 1 Series, an extensive
range of exclusive M Performance Parts is available that allow the
car’s sporty appearance and dynamic potential to be given an
additional boost. As is customary for BMW, all components are
harmonised with each other and with the specific character of the new
model. In addition to enhancing the car’s sporty, dynamic appearance
on the exterior in particular, the parts also meet functional
requirements in terms of lightweight construction and aerodynamics.
This is not least due to the extensive racing expertise contributed by
BMW M GmbH to the development of the M Performance components.

Sporty lightness: aerodynamic and exterior components.

Various lightweight construction parts in a new carbon fibre
look and components in high-gloss black underscore the car’s sporty
appearance while at the same time highlighting the lines of the body.
What is more, the M Performance front splitter, the horizontal-flow
rear spoiler and the aero flicks in high-gloss black optimise
aerodynamics, thereby enhancing the talents of the compact 5-door
model in the area of driving dynamics. The same applies to the
high-gloss black side sill insert and the rear diffuser in lightweight
carbon fibre. All M Performance components were developed especially
for the new BMW 1 Series and perfectly harmonised in the wind tunnel.
The high-quality carbon fibre components are crafted elaborately by
hand before being sealed with a clear finish and given a high-gloss
polish. This also applies to the M Performance exterior mirror caps,
whose high-tech character provides an attractive eye-catcher. BMW M
Performance Parts also offers the new M kidney grille with mesh design
as a retrofitting solution.

Highlights the proportions: lettering in Frozen Black.

In addition, the range of M Performance Parts also includes
options to further refine the car’s sporty exterior design. The side
lettering in Frozen Black highlights the model’s new proportions, for
example, adding an attractive accentuation to the body. The decor set
with striking colouring and M Performance inscription goes perfectly
with the other mounted parts, individually highlighting the car’s
sporty character. As a supplement to this, the vehicle front can be
refined with lettering in high-gloss black.

For powerful deceleration: 18-inch M Performance sports brake.

In keeping with its increased driving dynamics, the new BMW 1
Series can also be fitted with an 18-inch M Performance sports brake
system, whose striking characteristics are enhanced deceleration
performance and increased thermal resilience – even in extreme
conditions. The brake’s attractive appearance with calipers finished
in red provides a perfect match for the car’s sporty design style;
this is showcased especially effectively in combination with an open
wheel design. As compared to the standard brake system, the front axle
has larger inner-vented, perforated discs in lightweight design which
are powerfully gripped by 4-piston fixed calipers. The amply sized
calipers are made of a aluminium alloy so as to save weight. The rear
axle features matching lightweight construction brake discs with
single-piston floating caliper.

All-round perfection: sporty complete wheel sets in 18 and 19 inches.

Matching the sports brake, BMW offers the high-quality M
Performance forged wheel Y-Spoke 554M in an 18-inch format. This
weight-optimised summerwheel in Jet Black matt features a
multicoloured graphic print that perfectly showcases the M Performance
inscription and M logo. The light alloy wheel Y-Spoke 711M in Ferric
Grey is likewise available in an 18-inch format. This winter wheel is
suitable for use with snow chains and can also be combined with the M
Performance sports brake. The range also includes the 19-inch M
Performance light alloy wheel Double Spoke 555M in bicolour look,
which is available as a complete wheel set for use in summer.

The M Performance wheel bags are recommended as a practical solution
for storing and transporting these high-quality wheels. They protect
the driver and vehicle from soiling and are convenient for loading due
to their reinforced handles. Markings ensure rapid wheel allocation,
while the attractive M Performance design creates a racing atmosphere
even in the garage at home.

Sporty flair directly on entry: LED door projectors with M
Performance motifs.
The BMW door projectors provide a
sporty welcome even when the doors are opened. With the three
different motives included in the M Performance slide set it is
possible to have the BMW M logo or other graphics projected onto the
ground next to the vehicle. The lighting not only ensures comfort and
safety when entering and exiting the vehicle, it also creates a very
exclusive, distinctive atmosphere. The sporty motifs are clearly
perceptible, even at dusk.

Pure racing feeling: sporty highlights in the cockpit.

Distinctive touches of sporty enhancement are also available for
the interior of the new BMW 1 Series. The M Performance steering wheel
with distinctive Alcantara grip area and large thumbrest offers
genuine racing feeling, for example. In addition to the steering
wheel’s pleasant touch combined with an excellent grip, visual
accentuations are provided by the red marking at the 12 o’clock
position and the silver-grey hand-sewn cross-stitching. The steering
wheel’s sporty high-tech character can be further enhanced with the M
Performance steering wheel trim, for which there is a choice between
carbon fibre/Alcantara and carbon fibre/leather. In both cases, the 6
o’clock detail bears the M Performance inscription. There is an
additional option for vehicles with Steptronic sports transmission:
high-quality M Performance carbon fibre shift paddles can be selected
to further enhance the motor racing atmosphere in the cockpit.

Finally, another attractive supplement for vehicles with sporty M
Performance fittings is provided by the high-quality velvet velour
floor mats with embroidered M Performance inscription, a leather-look
surround complete with contrasting seam and a pennant in the typical M
colours blue, light blue and red. In addition to their sporty look,
the non-slip and high-grip floor mats provide an excellent fit.

fuel consumption combined: 7.1 – 3.8 l/100 km [39.8 – 74.3 mpg imp];
CO2 emissions combined: 162 – 100 g/km*

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